State GOP Lawmakers Meet to Discuss Lame Duck Session Plans
Wisconsin Republicans and Governor Scott Walker are
discussing which measures they want to address in a lame duck legislative
session before Democratic Governor-elect Tony Evers takes office.
Republicans are expected to reach a decision on whether they will vote on a tax
incentive bill designed to keep a Kimberly-Clark Corporation plant open in Fox
Crossing. Both Senate and Assembly Republicans met separately on Tuesday to
hash out their plans.
Potential moves in the lame duck session include moving
the 2020 presidential primary to March, limiting the governor’s powers over
implementation of administrative rules and reducing the number of appointments
the governor can make to certain boards and commissions.
Evers calls the lame
duck session a last-ditch effort by Republicans to hold onto power.